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The Admirable Crichton Review – ‘a light-hearted antidote to eighth week’

Simone Fraser finds Corpus Christi Owlets' new production to be effective comic relief in eighth week.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Entry requirements are an arbitrary measure

Oxford needs to look at more than just grades

Taking Oxford by storm: the Magic Gang sells out the O2

The Magic Gang aren't just another band - they're something much more unique

Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Is it time to think about those 0th week exams?

The vac is there to be enjoyed, but maybe the time's come to help your future self out

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A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
The Town vs Gown promotional poster

Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event